It's 1:30 in the morning, and July 4th is now technically yesterday. It was a great day, of course; it has been for the past 242 years. Happy Birthday, USA.
John Adams wrote in a letter to his wife: I am apt to believe that it will be celebrated, by succeeding Generations, as the great anniversary Festival. It ought to be commemorated, as the Day of Deliverance by solemn Acts of Devotion to God Almighty. It ought to be solemnized with Pomp and Parade, with Shews,... Continue Reading →